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Healthy Living is the whole package -- good food, good friends, good work, and a good life. Here are a few resources LESSON uses to guide our goals for achieving healthy living ourselves and helping others find their way.


Center for a Livable Future

Johns Hopkins University
To promote research and to develop and communicate information about the complex interrelationships among diet, food production, environment and human health; to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public; and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment and the ability to sustain life for future generations.

Common Dreams

Common Dreams is a national nonprofit, progressive, nonpartisan citizens' organization founded in 1997 by political activists Craig Brown and his late wife, Lina Newhouser. We are a powerful online voice for change in America. With millions of monthly readers, we have become one of the top progressive websites.

USDA's Food Environment Atlas

Objectives of the Atlas: Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.

Slow Money Alliance

Slow Money
"The Slow Money Principles are the path to a new, healthy food system. Sign them and be counted!" -Greg Steltenpohl, Founder, Odwalla "I signed the Principles. Hope you do, too. Together, we are building a strong, new voice for the wisdom of bringing our money home to build sustainable communities." - Judy Wicks, Chair/co-founder, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Principles In order to enhance food security, food safety and food access; improve nutrition and health; promote cultural, ecological and economic diversity; and accelerate the transition from an economy based on extraction and consumption to an economy based on preservation and restoration, we do hereby affirm the following Principles:

MyPyramid - USDA's Personalized Food Pyramid Guide to Healthy Eating

One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan / assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. See MyPyramid

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